The Promises and Challenges of Immigration in Post-9/11 America

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
3:30 p.m., S29

“The Promises and Challenges of Immigration in Post-9/11 America.”
 Dr.Vasquez is professor and Chair of the Religion Department at the University of Florida. Born and raised in El Salvador, he earned his B.S. in Religion from Georgetown University and both an M.S. and Ph.D. from Temple University. He is a world renowned expert on Latino immigration and its impact in the United States. He has co-authored several works on religious pluralism, identity, and transnational migration in the Americas with Philip J. Williams, including, Living “Illegal”: The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration and A Place to Be: Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican Immigrants in Florida’s New Destinations. His first publication The Brazilian Popular Church and the Crisis of Modernity (Cambridge University Press) received the 1998 award for excellence in the analytical-descriptive study of religion from the American Academy of Religion. At present, he is working with anthropologist Christina Rocha on an edited volume on the global spread of religion originating in Brazil, and is collaborating with Vasudha Narayanan on a companion to the study of religion and materiality.

This event is sponsored by The Democracy Commitment @ SF College. For information, contact Dr. Vilma Fuentes